One Arizona product is now a prospect for the 203 Class, after former 2022 Class product of Arizona's Brophy Prep program, 6-foot-8 prep forward Trey Phillips, spent a post-graduate season at The Winchendon School in Massachusetts. For a full season, Phillips played against some of the top basketball talent in the Northeast region of the United States, and has worked hard to develop his overall game for the collegiate level, in preparation for this spring. Phillips has received serious recruiting interest as a result, and is looking forward to making a college decision this spring or early summer.
Phillips had a strong senior season for Brophy Prep (2022) and Head Coach Matt Hooten and his staff - helping lead the Broncos to a 6A State Semi-final finish. After graduating from Brophy Prep, Phillips saw limited college recruitment as a result of the NCAA Transfer Portal, which forced college programs to pass on many high school prospects. As a result, Phillips chose to do a post-graduate year in the highly-acclaimed New England Prep School league, where he received loads of experience this season, while playing against some of the nation's top prep programs and talent. Phillips earned Team Captain honors for his prep program this season.
The Winchendon School is an elite, coeducational, preparatory boarding and day school that has an average classroom size of eight students, an enrollment of approximately 290 students, and a student to teacher ratio of 6:1. Phillips is an excellent student-athlete and carries better than a 4.0 CUM GPA. He would like to major in Business Administration in college and enjoys fashion and design also for his future.
Currently, Phillips has heard from numerous college programs throughout the season including San Diego, San Jose State, Bucknell, Boston, Colgate and New Orleans. Phillips is looking to generate much more recruiting interest this spring, but is not planning to play on the AAU/club circuit this spring, but rather looking to work out for interested college programs this spring. While many college programs will be scouring the NCAA Transfer Portal for talent, Phillips is a year removed from high school and is confident that he can step right into the right college program fit for himself, and play immediately.
Phillips is a unique person and player, as he walks to the beat of his own drum and is an old soul, of sorts. Phillips has the right focus as a student-athlete. He understands that the game of basketball will not last forever for him. Instead, he would like to use basketball to provide himself with a strong degree and relationships that will help him be successful in life, after basketball. Phillips also focuses on being a great teammate, and outworking his competition.
Phillips is a nice but very unheralded talent, that has flown well below the recruiting radar for some time. He is a no-nonsense performer that is very athletic and can guard several positions - his best asset as a player. He is an excellent rebounder and defender for his size with a lengthy body, and is also a strong scorer around the paint and while slashing to the basket. He is a 3/4 prospect for the collegiate level and has very good upside as a player.
I will continue to follow his recruitment closely this spring, and bring you any updates as they continue to develop regarding Phillips' recruitment and ultimate college decision.